We had a very good break at the end Nov 19, 2018 6:58:59 GMT
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SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs kept giving the Detroit Pistons hope. Authentic Nick Ritchie Jersey . Brandon Jennings made the most of a last-second opening.The Pistons guard took a bad inbounds pass by Tim Duncan and drove the length of the court in the final seven seconds, weaving through San Antonios backpedaling defenders, to bank in an 11-foot jumper. The shot Tuesday lifted Detroit to its sixth straight victory, 105-104.His bucket backed up double-doubles from Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe and the Pistons rallied from 18 points down in the first half.We are getting better, Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy said. If you stay in there, sometimes you get a break. We had a very good break at the end. We got lucky at the end. Our resolve to stay in the game right down to the last few seconds was huge.Drummond had 20 points and 17 rebounds and Monroe added 17 points and 11 boards, as the Pistons snapped a four-game skid in San Antonio (21-15). D.J. Augustin added 19 points for Detroit (11-23), which has not lost since waiving Josh Smith on Dec. 22.San Antonio point guard Tony Parker played just 13 minutes in his return from a five-game absence due to a strained left hamstring. He was 0-for-3 shooting and had just two assists, but he did not appear to aggravate the injury.He wanted to play, but Im being conservative, coach Gregg Popovich said. He had 13 minutes. Thats good after sitting out as long as he did; make sure he doesnt reinjure the thing.Parker had missed 13 games total due to the injury, returning twice for a single game only to aggravate his hamstring. The Spurs were 6-7 in Parkers absence.It was part of an odd night for the defending NBA champions.The Spurs rallied behind five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, but were 4 for 7 on free throws in the final 2 minutes.San Antonio opted to intentionally foul Detroits Jodie Meeks after Patty Mills made 1 of 2 free throws with 10.8 seconds left to give the Spurs a 104-101 lead.Popovich was succinct when asked why he fouled in that situation.Because I wanted to, he said.Meeks made both shots, pulling the Pistons within 104-103 with eight seconds remaining.Those final eight seconds were the only time Duncan was on the court in the final quarter.I made different choices, Popovich said of his decision to sit Duncan.Duncans inbounds pass went off Mills hands and was gathered by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who passed it to Jennings. Unsure if there was a timeout remaining, Jennings charged down court.Once I got to the frontcourt, I was open for the 3, but I was like, Im not going to shoot the 3, Jennings said. Once I saw (Boris) Diaw get on the outside, Ive got a good opportunity to go past him and I shot the floater off the glass.After an official review, 0.1 seconds were placed on the clock, but the Spurs were unable to tip the ball before time expired.Jeff Ayres had a season-high 16 points and Duncan added 15 for the Spurs (21-15).After trailing by 18 points early in the second quarter, Detroit opened the third on a 23-11 run to take its first lead of the game. The surge included a 10-0 run capped by a pair of free throws by Monroe for a 72-69 lead with 5:11 remaining.TIP-INSPistons: Detroit is averaging 108.4 points in its past five games, exceeding its season average of 96.5. ... The Pistons held their previous five opponents under 45 per cent shooting. San Antonio shot 46 per cent. ... Detroit is averaging 8.5 3-pointers per game, which would eclipse their franchise high of 7.1 set in 1997 should it hold.Spurs: Coach Gregg Popovich continued to use mass substitutions, replacing his entire lineup on several occasions in an effort to keep his team fresh. ... Duncan was issued a technical foul with 5:31 remaining in the third quarter after screaming at Kane Fitzgerald over a non-call on his runner in the lane. ... C Aron Baynes (neck spasms) was a late scratch, sitting out his first game due to injury.UP NEXTPistons: Visit Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.Spurs: Host Phoenix Suns on Friday. Authentic Carter Rowney Jersey . A question that was repeatedly posed last season, and the season before that and in the 2011 campaign before that. Authentic Corey Perry Jersey . Carcillo was a little of both for New York in Game 3. Derek Stepan, Martin St. Louis, Dan Girardi and Carcillo scored goals, leading the Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. www.cheapnhlducksjerseysauthentic.com/?tag=authentic-ryan-getzlaf-jersey . With Bernard hurt, the second-round pick has emerged.Hill ran for 152 yards during a 27-10 win at New Orleans on Sunday, his second big game. He also ran for 154 yards against Jacksonville earlier this season. PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- Robert Garrigus cant recall a better performance going into the weekend. And his golf has been pretty good, too. Garrigus spent most of the practice days fishing in the lakes of Innisbrook, catching nearly three dozen bass. As for his day job, he bagged 10 birdies over two days and delivered the best score of the tournament, a 5-under 66 on Friday, to build a three-shot lead in the Valspar Championship. His only other PGA Tour victory was a little more than an hour away at Disney, and Garrigus offered a simple explanation. "Its the fishing," he said. Garrigus didnt play a single practice round the year he won Disney. He arrived at Innisbrook on Monday and fished that evening, most of Tuesday and then for about five hours Wednesday without ever looking at the Copperhead course. "I think that puts me in a good frame of mind because Im clear and not thinking about anything, just going out and having some fun," he said. His golf has been plenty fun. Garrigus, one of the longest hitters in golf, has made birdie on all of the par 5s both rounds. That has contributed mightily to being at 7-under 135, three shots clear of Kevin Na going into a weekend with a Masters spot potentially up for grabs. Only five of the top 22 on the leaderboard already are eligible for the Masters. Na had a 68, while the group four shots behind included Pat Perez (71), Matteo Manassero (70) and Justin Rose (68), who is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 7. Matt Every shot a 71 in the afternoon and joined them at 3-under 139. The three-shot lead is the largest through 36 holes in the 14-year history of this tournament. Garrigus is about the only player who has made it look easy, even though he felt as stressed as anyone on the Copperhead course, regarded by many as perhaps the best tournament course in Florida. Even though the weather was close to perfect -- only a breeze in warm sunshine -- only 17 players broke 70. John Daly was not among them. He was struggling with what he called the yips with his putter when he got to the 16th hole. Daly put three shots in the water, shanked a 7-iron, duffed a chip into the bunker and made a 12. With a double bogey on the last hole, he shot a 90, the highest score of his PGA Tour career. David Hearn (70) of Brantford, Ont., sat in a tie for 12th at 1-under par, while Calgarys Stephen Ames (70) was in a group at 22nd at even par. Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., shot a 68 to improve on his first-rounnd score of 75 to jump into a tie for 35th at 1 over. Authentic Ondrej Kase Jersey. Mike Weir of Brights Grove, Ont., did not make the cut. For all his birdies, Garrigus was especially satisfied with one par. He pulled his tee shot well left on the 16th hole, the most dangerous tee shot at Innisbrook. The ball went deep into the pines, and Garrigus decided to take on a tiny gap in the trees with a 5-iron. "I probably hit one of the top-five shots of my life there on 16 out of the trees," he said. "Hit a low, cut 5-iron, then rose it up over the pine tree and cut it 40 yards and hit to 10 feet. Thats just one of those shots that when youre playing good and everything is rolling, you kind of expect it. It was a lot of fun to try it, and to pull it off was even better. Ive spent half my life in the trees. Ive had a lot of practice." He missed the putt, but was more than happy with par. As for the rest of the golf course, he picked up another birdie on the par-3 15th with a long putt, and one on the par-4 ninth with a 20-foot birdie down the hill. Rose feels as if his shoulder injury is in the past, except for answering questions about it. He loves the Florida swing because the courses demand so many different shots, and Innisbrook might require the most. The U.S. Open champion was struggling in the first round until he finished birdie-birdie to salvage a 71. He carried that momentum into the second round, and despite a bogey on No. 6 from being out of position off the tee, and a soft bogey on the par-3 eighth, he felt much better ending with a birdie. "I got some momentum going today," Rose said. "I worked my way into the tournament early. To finish strong with my round yesterday I think helped give me some momentum into day. ... Its exactly how I needed to flow into the tournament." Perez was the first player to reach 5 under for the tournament until he missed two drives well to the left. One was in the trees at No. 6, the other went out of bounds on No. 7. Both led to double bogeys, though Perez didnt get down on himself. "Just move on and keep going," he said. DIVOTS: The cut was at 3-over 145 and because 84 players advanced to Saturday, there will be a 54-hole cut to top 70 and ties on Saturday. ... Danny Lee went from first to worst. He was tied for the lead Thursday, and then shot 79 to miss the cut. ... Darren Clarke made his first cut of 2014 on the PGA Tour. He withdrew after one round at Riviera and missed the cut at the Honda Classic. 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